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White Tea Shot – Super Easy Recipe

You would likely have come across tea shots on a cocktail menu and maybe even tried some of them if you’ve been to a few bars.

There are many variations of this shooter and one of the most popular is the White Tea shot.

If you have no idea what a White Tea shot is, read on as we introduce this delicious and refreshing party shooter that you’ll soon be addicted to.

You’ll also be able to find the super easy White Tea shot recipe below in the recipe card section!

What Is A White Tea Shot

White Tea shot is made with a basic combination of vodka, peach schnapps, sour mix, and a splash of lemonade.

The original version is actually called a Green Tea shot.

Versus a White Tea shot that uses vodka, a Green Tea shot uses whiskey instead, and the original Green Tea shot uses Jameson Irish Whiskey.

It was created by Jameson and named as such due to its green hue.

As it gained in popularity, many other variations of this shooter started sprouting up all over, and White Tea shot is just one of them.

Even if we focus on just White Tea shot itself, there are slight variations as to the ingredients used as well, such as using sprite in place of lemonade or just adding simple syrup.

Nothing’s cast in stone and what’s most important is that the drink tastes good and everyone enjoys it!

Is There Tea In White Tea Shot?

Let us put this age-old question to rest here.

Despite the name, there is no tea at all in any tea shots, not only White Tea shot.

Any tea shot recipe you find that contains tea is not just not authentic, or it’s meant to be a twist on the original recipe.

To understand why, we would have to go back again to the origins of the original Green Tea shot.

When the Green Tea shot was created by Jameson, it was named as such only for the color.

White Tea shot replaces whiskey with vodka, giving it a pale color and hence the name change.

Other variations include changing the alcohol base to tequila and it’s commonly known as Oolong Tea shot.

Ingredients

  • Vodka: This is the main alcohol base for the White Tea shot and it’s the main differentiating factor as compared to other tea shots. We particularly like using Absolut Elyx for its clean and well-rounded taste, but feel free to use your favorite vodkas and experiment with them. For the classic White Tea shot recipe, use unflavored vodka as the flavors will come from the other ingredients.
  • Peach schnapps: This peach-flavored liqueur will add the fruity sweetness of peach to the shooter and works to balance out the sour mix and alcohol taste.
  • Sour mix: You have a few options here for this. You can choose to use a store-bought sour mix for convenience, make your own sour mix where you can tweak the proportions to your liking, or you can also switch it out completely and use a combination of lemon juice plus simple syrup. If you are interested in making your own homemade sour mix or simple syrup, refer to the frequently asked questions section below for the instructions. It’s really simple and inexpensive!
  • Lemonade: After the drink has been shaken and strained, a dash of lemonade is added just before serving. You can also swap it for sprite, 7-up, or just pure lemon juice.
  • Ice: Ice cubes are added to chill the drink when shaking only. They will be strained out in the final step.
Absolut Elyx for White Tea Shot
Absolut Elyx for White Tea Shot

Kitchen Equipment

  • Cocktail shaker: To combine and mix all the ingredients together, we will be adding everything in a cocktail shaker. Shake well so that the contents are evenly mixed, then strain into shot glasses.
  • Strainer (if not included in cocktail shaker): Some cocktail shakers do not include a strainer as part of the set and you will need it to remove the ice. Alternatively, just use the cover and leave a small gap so that only the liquid falls through.
  • Shot glasses: Shooters are best consumed in shot glasses!

Instructions

The White Tea shot recipe is simple, easy to follow, and it only takes a minute to concoct this tasty shooter:

  1. Add the ingredients into cocktail shaker
    Prepare all the ingredients required and add equal parts of your favorite vodka, peach schnapps, and sour mix into the cocktail shaker. Add ice cubes.
  2. Shake to combine
    Seal the cocktail shaker with the cover or lid and it’s time to shake! Hold it with both hands tightly, with one hand on shaker, and the other on the lid. Turn it sideways, shake well and shake vigorously for 10 to 15 seconds.
  3. Strain and pour
    Open the lid of the cocktail shaker and strain the drink into shot glasses. Add a splash of lemonade and serve.

Tip #1: If you do not have sour mix on hand, you can substitute it with freshly squeezed lemon juice and simple syrup of equal proportion. If you do not have simple syrup as well, refer to the frequently asked section below to make your own as it only requires sugar and water.

Tip #2: You can also substitute lemonade with sprite, 7-up, or any citrus soda. Try and see which one you prefer!

Frequently Asked Questions

How do we make simple syrup if we’re not using sour mix?

Homemade simple syrup is fast, easy, and can be used in many cocktail recipes so it’s good to premake and stock up in your house.

To make a simple syrup, just add equal parts granulated sugar and water into a saucepan.

Heat it up and stir till the sugar is fully dissolved, then let it cool and pour it into a jar for storage.

It’s that simple and you have a few options from here.

You can substitute sour mix with equal parts simple syrup and freshly squeezed lemon juice, which will be the most refreshing version since it’s fresh.

How do we make our own sour mix?

With your simple syrup, you can also make your own basic sour mix by using equal parts of simple syrup, lemon juice, and lime juice.

Shake it in a cocktail shaker and you’re done!

Feel free to tweak the sour mix proportion to your liking.

How many calories are there in one White Tea shot?

Each White Tea shot is estimated to contain around 75 calories.

It’s not a lot but because it’s unlikely that you’ll only consume 1 shot, it’s all going to add up pretty fast!

How strong is the White Tea shot and how much alcohol content is there?

Much of it of course depends on the strength of the 2 alcohols, namely vodka and peach schnapps.

Assuming a regular vodka of 40% ABV (80-proof) and peach schnapps of 18% ABV (36-proof), the resulting White Tea shot will likely be around 19% to 20% ABV (38 to 40-proof).

While not the strongest shot, it is higher than a regular glass of wine so don’t be deceived by the sweetness as it can still pack a punch!

White Tea Shot Recipe

Yield: 2

White Tea Shot Recipe (Super Easy)

White Tea Shot Recipe

Refreshing and tasty, this popular party shooter is easy to get addicted to! Check out this quick and easy White Tea Shot recipe!

Prep Time 1 minute
Total Time 1 minute

Ingredients

  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1 oz peach schnapps
  • 1 oz sour mix (or ½ oz freshly squeezed lemon juice and ½ oz simple syrup)
  • dash of lemonade

Instructions

  1. Prepare all the ingredients required and add equal parts of your favorite vodka, peach schnapps, and sour mix into the cocktail shaker. Add ice cubes.
  2. Seal the cocktail shaker with the cover or lid and it's time to shake! Hold it with both hands tightly, with one hand on shaker, and the other on the lid. Turn it sideways, shake well and shake vigorously for 10 to 15 seconds.
  3. Open the lid of the cocktail and strain the drink into shot glasses. Add a splash of lemonade and serve.

Notes

  • The base recipe makes 2 shot glasses worth of White Tea shot. To make a bigger batch, just increase the amount of ingredients accordingly but keep to the same proportion (for example, to make 4 shot glasses worth of White Tea shot, use 2 oz of vodka, peach schnapps, and sour mix instead of 1 oz).
  • Feel free to substitute lemonade with sprite, 7-up, or any citrus soda to mix things up.
  • If you don't have any on hand, the sour mix can be substituted with half lemon juice and half simple syrup. For instructions on how to make your own homemade sour mix or simple syrup, refer to the frequently asked section.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 75Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 0gSugar: 8gProtein: 0g

Nutrition information is only an estimate and can vary depending on ingredients used.

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Alternate Recipes / Tweaks & Modifications

Green Tea Shot Recipe

To make a Green Tea shot, just change the alcohol base to whiskey instead of vodka.

And for the original Green Tea shot recipe, make sure to use Jameson Irish Whiskey.

Hence, the list of ingredients that you would need to prepare would be:

  • 1 oz Jameson Irish Whiskey
  • 1 oz Peach Schnapps
  • 1 oz sour mix (or ½ oz freshly squeezed lemon juice and ½ oz simple syrup)
  • Dash of lemonade (or sprite, 7-up, or any citrus soda)

Refer to the recipe card above for the steps to make a Green Tea shot, replacing vodka with Jameson Irish Whiskey.

Oolong Tea Shot Recipe

To make an Oolong Tea shot, use tequila as your alcohol base instead of vodka.

Hence, the list of ingredients that you would need to prepare would be:

  • 1 oz favorite tequila
  • 1 oz Peach Schnapps
  • 1 oz sour mix (or ½ oz freshly squeezed lemon juice and ½ oz simple syrup)
  • Dash of lemonade (or sprite, 7-up, or any citrus soda)

Refer to the recipe card above for the steps to make an Oolong Tea shot, replacing vodka with your favorite tequila.

All of these tea shots make for great party shooters and pack a punch even though they taste sweet.

You’ll easily be popping a few of these down because they’re just so tasty!

Let us know how your White Tea shot turned out in the comments below!

For more alcohol recipes, check out how to make a White Gummy Bear Shot, Vodka Sour, Goya Coquito, Liquid Marijuanas Drink Shot, or make cocktails with the color-changing Empress gin!

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